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The Last Chance Cup
Thursday April 22, 2021. All Stars Media
After 2 failed attempts for the All Star Series to compete at Nyora Raceway earlier this season the Nyora committee were still very keen to run a 360 sprintcar show. So after negations between the SRA and the All Stars the Last Chance Cup has evolved. “There are a lot of competitors living in the Gippsland area and it is great for them that they get the opportunity to have a race meeting in their own backyard " and as we mentioned before it’s been 7 years since 360’s have run at Nyora and are excited to check it out again.

It also allows us to check the place out and hopefully be able to lock in a series round next season. We have some heavy hitters turning up and even with a small car count we will put on a show and hopefully give all the spectators what they have been waiting to see.” Mandy Searle said.

V60 Jordyn Charge comes into the night with confidence after a solid weekend at the Triple Crown Series which saw Charge stand on the top step both nights. 360 Australian Champion Brett Milburn is driving the PJS AU1.Milburn has been driving for Phil Seymour for a couple of seasons now the team just keeps getting faster each time they hit the track. After two strong nights last weekend 410 hot shot Grant Anderson is back in the B&B Retaining Walls V11.

Supercar legend V6 Cam Waters will have his first laps around the little Nyora bullring. Car owner Colin McQuinn is from the Carrum Downs area so the boys might have a fan club up on the hill. The name Moule is well known at Nyora with Tony and his Dad before him competing there for many years and now its third generation All Star Rookie Todd in the D26 is getting his turn to compete at Nyora.

It might be a bit emotional for Grand Ma Sandra but we are sure we someone can find a box of tissues for her. V39 Brett Smith, V18 Sam Millar, V88 Renae Eastham, VA52 Jason Bolitho making the long haul from Mildura are just some of the names locked in for this Saturday nights return to the little bull ring and all want to put it on the podium.

Thanks must be given to Victory Lane Racegear, IDIGIT Pty Ltd, B & B Retaining Walls and Foster Transport for also recommitting to sponsoring the event.
Remember there is an early start at 3.00pm with the promotion planning on an early finish allowing families to check out the Sprintcars after racing and still not being too late for the kids.
On track action starts at 3.00 – Nyora Raceway, Grundy Ave, Nyora

All Stars 14th season done and dusted
Friday April 9, 2021. All Stars Media
21 year old Rusty Hickman added his name to the record books taking out the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometer’s All Star Series Championship. Not only is he the youngest driver to win the Championship he also repeated his Dads victory in the inaugural season back in 2008 making them the first father and son team to win the elite honour.

Friday night at B&S Timmis Speedway the young gun showed just why he has taken out the award running the wall most of the race while Dad Darren paced up and down in Turn 2. “I reckon Darren was counting the laps down more than Rusty while the nerves kicked in waiting for the checkers. I’m not sure where Sandi was but I imagine she would have been the same. To see just how special it was for the entire family makes Rustys win even sweeter.

The series then got to congratulate their Drivers, Teams and Sponsors at the end of season Presentation at the Reddy Pub Saturday night and with a large crowd in attendance the Awards were presented.

The accolades went to:
H’s Star Award – Leo Caruso
Best Presented Car & Crew – Hunter Motorsport
Crew Chief of the Year – Darren Hickman
Rookie it the Year – Jason Bolitho - winning 4 Max Wheels from Max Dumesny Motorsport
B K Racing Products 6th overall – Phil Lock – winning a $500 voucher for K1 Racegear product
Vortex Altitude Award – Jason Bolitho - winning an Outlaw Top wing from Vortex Racing Products
Drivers Driver –tied between Chris Solomon & Phil Lock
Rising Star Award – Todd Moule

In what is affectionately called the ‘Locky Award’ Chris Solomon tied with the All Star Legend to win the Drivers Driver Award. This is Locks 10th time he has won this prestigious prize again proving just how respected he is.

Top 10 in the Championship - 1st V40 Rusty Hickman, SA33 Mark Caruso, 3rd V73 Charles Hunter, 4th V83 Chris Solomon, 5th SA44 Dan Evans, 6th V4 Phil Lock, 7th V34 Brenten Farrer, 8th VA91 Dan Scott, 9th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 10th VA52 Jason Bolitho

Also recognised were all the series loyal sponsors and officials some who have also been with us over the past 14 seasons. Without sponsors and officials like these the Series would not be able to run at the level it currently does.

Thanks everyone for a fantastic night and congratulations to everyone!!

Lock, stock and smoking tires
Wednesday April 7, 2021. All Stars Media
On a balmy 30 degree night in front a huge crowd in what can only be described as a nail biter the 30 lap main was won on the last corner of the last lap when popular Phil Lock passed Rusty Hickman to win the G1 Logistics 360 Easter Nationals. The veteran racer used his years of experience sitting back and watching what was playing out ahead of him with SA10 Steven Caruso and V40 Rusty Hickman sliding each other lap after lap for the lead smoking their tires.

Locky was gaining on them both waiting for the right opportunity. Hickmans tires were done and Locky with well-preserved tires drove past him in turn 4 to take the victory. Caruso suffered the same tire wear with Lock passing him the lap prior came home in third. Young gun Todd Moule who had taken out the All Star Series Rising Star Award the night before justified again why he won this award coming home in 4th place.

Paul Solomon who started in P15 drove the wheels off to finish in 5th. A mid battle pack was on with between V7 Paul Solomon, SA3 Ben Morris, V83 Chris Solomon, V6 Cam Waters, V39 Brett Smith, V73 Charles Hunter working his way back and finishing in that order. NSW 46 Stacey Galliford made a return to the series after time off for a couple of years having a family behind Hunter, V91 Dan Scott, VA97 Blake Walsh and VA10 Steven Loader all finishing the race

Brenten Farrer had sustained chassis damage on Friday night and on Saturday the team completely stripped the car, welded and rebuilt to come back Sunday night. Unfortunately in his first heat ended with him heading for the stars down the back straight ending his night with extensive damage. Farrer was shaken but walked away. Mark Caruso tested out the catch fence in turn 3 in his first heat with a wild wall ride. Caruso was winded but with the car still on its wheels continued but had to pull in half a lap later. This was the end of the night for the South Aussie team.

Lining up behind the G1 Logistics Prime Mover Pace Truck the front row looked the same as it did Friday night with Hickman and Lisa Walker. Walker got the start and lead for half race distance. Coming on strong was Charles Hunter who had passed Hickman for second and finally Walker for the lead only to be tagged by S4 turning both cars around and bringing on the yellows. Both cars were restarted but relegated to the rear. Walker pulled in 2 laps later with brake failure.

“What a night and man what a race. The track was superb allowing 2 or more lines of racing; we were 4 wide in the heat races going into turn 2. The crowd were privileged to see some of the best racing this season and that was in all the sections. A big congrats to the team at Timmis Speedway for suppling an excellent race track and a brilliant weekend.” Searle said.
Heat wins – Rusty Hickman, Brenten Farrer, Lisa Walker, Brett Smith, Steve Caruso & Dan Evans

Contingency Winners
Hoosier A Main winner – Phil Lock – WAV RR tire
BF 10 – Charles Hunter = $100 Fuel Card
Fallon Transport Quick Time – Rusty Hickman - $250 cash

Rusty’s Slice of History at Mildura
Saturday April 3, 2021. All Stars Media
Rusty Hickman carved his own slice of history last night when he became the 2021 Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers Allstars Series champion emulating his father’s feats from the very first Allstars Series in 2007/2008.

Hickman took the lead from Pole Sitter Lisa Walker at half race distance and used cautions and lap traffic to his advantage. Walker whilst running in second was enjoying a duel with Brenten Farrer before getting loose in turn 4 and making contact with Farrer causing him to slam the Turn 4 wall. Farrer would watch the rest of the race from the infield with Walker being sent to the rear at the restart.

2 time Allstars Series Champ Mark Caruso finished second with Daniel Evans rounding out the podium. Evans enjoyed a strong return to form after stepping out of his regular Mildura based McClure Motorsports VA9 entry that has been his seat for the past 2 seasons in favour of his familiar Family owned SA44 entry in the weeks leading up.

Charles Hunter had a consistent night finishing in 4th place with hard charging South Aussie Ben Morris rounding out the top 5. Phil Lock was next across the line with Jarman Dalitz, Paul Solomon, Walker and Cam Waters completing the top 10. They were followed by Dan Scott, Blake Walsh, Jay Brown and Stacey Galiford as the remainder of the finishers.

Brad Warren who stepped into the VA9 ride finished on the infield. He was joined by Chris Solomon, Todd Moule, Quick Time man Farrer and Brett Smith. Ryan Davis was the man to watch during the race using the highline to advantage advancing several positions to provisionally finish in 5th place only to have his right rear tyre go flat and subsequently go underweight across the scales in post-race weighing.

For Hickman however it was a series of Perfection being the first Father and Son combination to win the Allstars Series and the first driver to finish on every podium in a single season. He also picked up 3 wins and a second and a third to go along with his 2 Quick Time Awards.

Heat wins – Farrer, Walker, Evans, Morris, Caruso and Hickman
A Main results: 1st Rusty Hickman, 2nd Mark Caruso, 3rd Daniel Evans, 4th Charles Hunter, 5th Ben Morris 6th Phil Lock, 7th Jarman Dalitz, 8th Paul Solomon, 9th Lisa Walker, 10th Cam Waters, 11th Dan Scott, 12th Blake Walsh, 13th Jay Brown 14th Stacey Galiford, 15th Brad Warren DNF, 16th Chris Solomon DNF, 17th Todd Moule DNF, 18th Brenten Farrer DNF, 19th Brett Smith DNF

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –- $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Paul Solomon – Vortex Front Wing
Hoosier Hero – Rusty Hickman – Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Jarman Dalitz - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Paul Solomon - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Dan Scott - Fire Extinguisher
TEH Hard Charger – Dan Scott - $100 bonus
BF 10 – Cam Waters- $100 Fuel Card
Oval Express Quick Time overall for Hot Laps – Brenten Farrer - $50 cash
Sacrifice Scooters- Lisa Walker
South West Conveyancing Right Rear Winners, 1st & 2nd in B-Main- Cam Waters and Blake Walsh

Excitement, nerves and the Easter Bunny.
Wednesday March 31, 2021. All Stars Media
Excitement, nerves and the Easter Bunny all rolled into one weekend.

The countdown begins for the conclusion of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series for 20-21.Friday night a new series Champion will be named and now the question is, will this be a name that is already written in the record books and possibly be the first father and son to win, will it be the first three time Champ or will a new name be added. Rusty Hickman is currently 1852; Mark Caruso is 2nd on 1790 and Charles Hunter - 1779. Hickmans Dad Darren was the first driver to win the series back in 2008.

“Rusty started his sprintcar career with the series the day he turned 16 and over the years he has gone on to win the SRA Eureka Garages & Sheds Series and been a contracted WSS driver. It would be pretty cool to have his name on the winners shield along with his dad. Mark has won the Championship two times before in 2010/11 and again in 2018/19 so for him to take it out again would be a brilliant achievement just proving again his commitment to 360’s and the series itself. It is Charles Hunter’s first full time attempt at the series and for him to take out No 1 would be one hell of an achievement and very well deserved. Whoever it is I can guarantee it is going to be a nail bitter and I’m excited and nervous all in one.” Promoter Searle tells us.

Newly crowned 360 Vic 1 Brenten Farrer loves the Timmis racetrack and will want to stand on the top step Friday night and finish the series on a high. Both Solomon’s are running with Chris rebuilding a car after destroying his a few weeks back and brother Paul has recently purchased another 360 engine after sitting on the side lines for a few weeks. ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock has had a solid season and currently sits in 5th place and a few more points could see him move up to 4th overall. SA10 Steven Caruso is making the trip from SA and is always a solid charger at Mildura being on the podium several times there before.

The locals are showing strength again with V6 Cam Waters slotting his 360 in for Easter to run in front of his home crowd, VA99 Corey Sandow, VA52 Jason Bolitho, SA51 Jay Brown and with VA9 McClure Racing putting Brad Warren in the seat for the weekend. Dan Evans is back in his family owned Evans Motorsport SA44 and after running some laps a couple of weeks ago showed speed straight up. Talented Rookie D26 Todd Moule was another to get additional laps at the venue recently. 410 regular SA4 Lisa Walker has decided to lease a 360 for Easter. Walker has been on the podium in the past with the series and is certainly a gasser. V39 Brett Smith, VA91 Dan Scott, SA95 Jarman Dalitz are just few other names for the 28 strong field.

It’s going to be a huge weekend with a Show & Shine on Friday morning, Presentation Party night at the Reddy Pub, Redcliffe on Saturday night and then the drivers all get to do it again on Sunday night with the G1 Logistics 360 Sprintcar Easter Nationals.
Get your tickets online so you don’t miss out – B&S Timmis Speedway Facebook page or their website

All Stars & Timmis Speedway combine
Friday March 26, 2021. All Stars Media
All Stars & Timmis Speedway combine to present the 360 Sprintcar Easter Nationals.

In a joint effort the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series, G1 Logistics & B&S Timmis Speedway are set to put on a massive double header of racing over Easter. Good Friday night will be the Series final and the final night of the $2K to win Flocon Mildura Moonshine Masters. Sunday night will be the G1 Logistics 360 Sprintcar Nationals paying $5K to win with a total purse of $12K all up for the main.

Additional corporate sponsors have come on board to support the mammoth weekend with Fallon Transport throwing in $250 for Quick Time Sunday night and Mallee Performance Oil chipping in a box of Brad Penn Oil to the Pole Shoot Out winner. Hoosier Tire Australia is sponsoring a WAV Right Rear Tire both nights for the Feature winner. McDonalds, Irymple have also come on board. Regular Series Sponsors cover all the prizes for Friday night as they have all season, IDIGIT, Flocon, TEH, Bar Up Bull Bars, Central Vic Earthworks, and BF Car Carriers with a combined total of $1300 in Contingency Awards on Friday night.

The series End of Season Championship winner will be announced and the winner picks up $5000 for his efforts. Not bad for only a few race meetings. A total of $10,500 and another $2000 in Contingency prizes will be paid out to the top 5 drivers in the Championship hunt. All up over both nights there is almost $41,000 on offer.

It’s going to be a huge weekend with a Show & Shine on Friday morning and Party night at the Reddy Hotel, Redcliffe to fill in your lay day between racing.

Get your tickets online so you don’t miss out through the Timmis Speedway Facebook page or website.

All Stars return to Nyora postponed again
Thursday March 25, 2021. All Stars Media
First it was Covid and now its bad weather stopping the return to Nyora for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series which was scheduled this coming Saturday night.

“We are so disappointed but by the look of the weather forecast they have made the right call. We have teams travelling from Adelaide and Mildura as well as regional Victoria so I guess it’s better for them than making the long haul for nothing. Our guys were pretty pumped about Saturday as for many of them it was a new race track and we love going to new places and meeting new crowds; but it just wasn’t meant to be. So now we might have to work on Plan C and see if we can work something else out.” a dejected Mandy Searle told us.

Our next race meetings are on Good Friday at Timmis Speedway followed by Sunday night for the G1 Logistics 360 Easter Nationals. So if you are looking for somewhere warm to go for Easter head north to Mildura.

Flocon Mildura Methanol Moonshine Masters
Tuesday March 16, 2021. All Stars Media
Top 10 in points for the Flocon Methanol Moonshine Masters couldn’t be much tighter than this. The final of the 3 round mini-series is being held on Good Friday, April 2nd at Timmis Speedway. Points are on the A Main only and with $2000 on the line for the winner it will certainly add another level to the competition.

1 VIC 40 Rusty Hickman 545
2 VIC 83 Chris Solomon 545
3 SA 33 Mark Caruso 534
4 SA 10 Steven Caruso 526
5 VIC 4 Phil Lock 520
6 VA 52 Jason Bolitho 516
7 VIC 34 Brenten Farrer 514
8 SA 95 Jarman Dalitz 512
9 SA 3 Ben Morris 508
10 VA 9 Daniel Evans 508

RD 5 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is being held at Nyora Raceway on March 27th followed by RD 6 and the Series Final only 6 days later on Good Friday April 2nd at Timmis Speedway, Mildura

All Stars – the secret is out
Tuesday January 5, 2021. Media Release by Speed Café.com author Daniel Herrero
Cameron Waters will make his sprint car debut on home soil this Saturday night, the first of a number of such drives over summer for the Tickford Racing pilot. His maiden start will come at Timmis Speedway in Mildura, where the 26-year-old was born, with around 10 events on the cards this year. The 2020 Bathurst 1000 pole-sitter will drive for Colin McQuinn’s Chief Racing team in a Maxim chassis recently acquired from the McFadden family.

Waters was able to conduct a three-session shakedown run at Timmis Speedway last Sunday evening, and has had success in a sedan before. However, he is conscious of the challenge that competing in the 800-horsepower sprint car represents.

“I’m not underestimating the task ahead one bit and my first run in the car last Sunday was a real eye-opener, despite having had some previous Speedway experience,” said Waters.

“Colin has been wanting to field an entry in Sprint Cars for some time and he has put together a very sound program with quality equipment and experienced personnel, but we know we’re the newbies and expect it to be very tough going this weekend. We’re planning to contest around 10 events this year with a view to a bigger program for 2021/22 and to be making my debut on home soil is actually pretty cool. The track has recently been heavily re-profiled and I’m sure it will provide great racing for the 29-strong Sprint Car field.”

“While this year’s Supercars program remains my absolute point of focus, I will be giving it my all when behind the wheel of my VIC #6, and have to thank Tickford Racing’s team boss Tim Edwards for supporting me with my Sprint Car pursuits. Tim has been enthusiastic from the very outset and said he would even happily jump on the tools at some stage, which is great.”

“I’m so thankful to Colin for giving me this incredible opportunity and also crew chief Lindsay Trotter, who brings a wealth of experienced to the team – both on and off track – while the McFaddens have also been a great with putting the car together and helping make this happen.”

Waters finished second in last year’s Supercars Championship with a run home of four straight podiums including a first solo race win and a second place in the Bathurst 1000.

He will once again drive a Tickford Mustang this coming season.

Ryan stars in the Riverland
Monday February 17, 2020. All Stars Media
After a mid-week call from Scott Perrett asking if he would like to run the car at Waikerie Ryan Jones and the PFR team parked the car in Victory Lane. “Every time we hit the race track we showed improvement, Michael made the right adjustments and by the end of the night I think we had the fastest car here and it showed.

I can’t thank the track guys enough Chris Evans and all those that chipped in, we actually had a racy track, we had a couple of groves to move around and I think it showed there was some good speed and everyone seemed pretty happy with it.” Jones said as part of his post-race interview.

Last night’s RD 9 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series saw VA8 Dan Evans take out high points to line up in P1 and SA33 Mr. Quick Time Mark Caruso beside him in 2. V29 Michael Tancredi & SA98 Jones behind in 3 & 4. After a traditional salute to the crowd Caruso took the lead with Evans, Jones & Tancredi in line behind.

After only a few laps the yellows were bought on by SA36 Clint Warner. At the restart Tancredi’s engine expired not allowing him to accelerate; behind him young Ben Morris and Steven Caruso both pulled wheel stands but avoided any carnage. Caruso again led the start with Jones quickly up into 2nd and a couple of laps later managed to drive past Caruso for the lead.

Mid race a red was called so the Ambulance could attend an incident in the pits, fortunately it was not serious and the race could get back under way after a short delay. Jones lead comfortably the remainder of laps but in the meantime SA95 Jarman Dalitz was coming on strong after starting in P8 and in the dying laps passed Caruso for second. SA10 Steven Caruso finished in 4th and V16 James Wren taking out 5th.

With his first hit out with the series this season young charger Ben Morris had a strong result in the SA3 coming home in 6th. SA42 Jamie Hendry was please to survive his hoodoo track bring his care home safely for 7th. Darwin local Jamie McInness after flying in on Friday for the show was consistent finishing 8th. VA8 Dan Evans was the last car home.

The series now has a weekend of R&R to recoup, rebuild and recharge for the final round being held at Timmis Speedway, Mildura on 29th February.

Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award (for the fourth time this season) SA33 Mark Caruso – 13.649 Heat races wins went to –Mark Caruso, Dan Evans, Michael Tancredi & Ryan Jones

A Main results: - 1st SA98 Ryan Jones, 2nd SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 3rd SA33 Mark Caruso, 4th SA10 Steven Caruso, 5th V16 James Wren, 6th SA3 Ben Morris, 7th SA42 Jamie Hendry, 8th NT4 Jamie McInness, 9th VA8 Dan Evans, 10th SA36 Clint Warner-DNF, 11th V29 Michael Tancredi-DNF, 12th SA51 Jay Brown-DNF, 13th VA99 Corey Sandow.

Contingency Winners

IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jarman Dalitz - $100 cash

Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jamie McInness – Vortex front wing

Hoosier Hero – Ryan Jones– Hoosier WAV tyre

Flocon Lucky 7 – Jamie Hendry - $100 cash

Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – not won - $200 cash

All Star Hot Arse Award –Corey Sandow- Fire Extinguisher

Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine

Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Dan Evans

BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Steve Caruso

Time to visit the Riverland
Thursday February 13, 2020. All Stars Media
It’s a tiny town of only 3,000 but Waikerie in SA have a dedicated sport loving population and Sunline Speedway is supported well by the locals. This Saturday night will no doubt be the same as it is the opening night for their 2020 season.

It also is the only night the All Stars will visit the small bull ring in its final South Aussie swing this season. RD 9 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is good to go this Saturday night 15th February.

Defending Series Champ Mark Caruso’s SA33 will be joined by his brother Steve in his SA10. The brothers are used to competing against each other as they battle wheels at Murray Bridge quite regularly. ‘And when we say battle wheels we really mean just that – you should have seen them at the Pole Shoot Out at Mildura a few weeks ago- neither was going to give an inch. ” Promoter Searle tells us.

Michael Tancredi is currently leading the Championship and with only 2 rounds left will be looking for a strong result. Local home track favourite Dan Evans is still in the VA8 McClure owned deal. Evans hasn’t taken out a feature win so far this season but with his experience at Sunline this night might be the one. SA95 Jarman Dalitz has quietly slipped up into 3rd place in the series with V7 ‘Cyclone’ Paul Solomon only 1 point behind him in 4th.
Solomon has been fast as every round. Ryan Jones steps out with the series for the first time this season driving the Perrett Family Racing SA98. All Star regulars V16 James Wren & VA99 Corey Sandow, NT4 Jamie McInness has made the trip down from Darwin, SA42 Jamie Hendry & rookie SA51 Jay Brown will all be looking for solid results. “It’s only a small field but definitely a quality field and the locals can guarantee to see plenty of hard fast racing.” Searle says,

On track action starts at 5.00 – Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. SA

Farrer finds form
Sunday February 9, 2020. All Stars Media
Last night’s RD 8 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series saw Brenten Farrer in the Porker Transport VA27 take out his first A Main win for the season. Farrer dominated the night winning the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award, winning a heat as well as the Pole Shoot Out.

“It was a racy track you could go top, bottom, where ever you wanted, you could race here every weekend with a track like that. The car was a dream to drive, I could put it anywhere and I wasn’t saying no to those restarts and I didn’t mind the clean air. I have to thank Porkers Transport from Wangaratta, it’s their car and we just put the deal together on Tuesday for me to drive it so I just rocked up with my race bag. Thanks to Mum, Dad and all the crew, we all put our heads together and that thing was an armchair ride.” Farrer said at the post race presentations.

VA27 Farrer and NT 7 Reed lined up on the front row of the A with Farrer getting the lead from Reed with VA8 Evans and SA 11 Enderl running 3rd and 4th. The shear sped of the lead cars showed as they got into lap traffic only a few laps into the main. SA95 Jarman Dalitz bought on the yellows in early stages in T4. At the restart Tancredi was moved up into 4th allocating Enderl back 1 position with V7 Paul Solomon, V4 Phil Lock and V78 Chris Campbell rounding out the top 8. Reds were bought out by Matt Reed riding the wall in T4 landing back on his wheels.

The huge impact forced Reed to retire for the remainder of the race. After showing speed all night Farmer Phil was shattered as his engine expired half race distance. Team Lock had only returned after sitting out a couple of shows earlier this season waiting to get there engine rebuilt. Campbell, Paul Solomon, Brett Smith, Steve Loader, Mark Caruso & David Donegan were all having their own dice for mid pack positions.
3 laps to go Enderl powered around the outside of Tancredi up into P3 with Campbell moving up to 5th. As the chequers were waving V39 Brett Smith rode a front wheel of young Ricky Clarke sending Smith flipping around T4 finishing unceremoniously toward the finish line but not quite getting there landing hard upside down. Fortunately both were unhurt but not the way they wanted to finish the night.

With a strong field of 23 cars the night was action packed. Heavy rain soaked the venue the day before but with hard work by the Moama track crew and plenty of wheel packing and hot laps the track was bought back to become very racy which allowed passing anywhere on it.

Heat races were relatively incident free and wins went to –Brenten Farrer, Scott Enderl, David Donegan and Jarman Dalitz.

A Main results: - 1st VA27 Brenten Farrer, 2nd VA8 Dan Evans, 3rd SA11 Scott Enderl, 4th V29 Michael Tancredi, 5th V78 Chris Campbell, 6th V7 Paul Solomon, 7th SA33 Mark Caruso, 8th VA10 Steve Loader, 9th VA75 David Donegan, 10th VA99 Corey Sandow, 11th SA51 Jay Brown, 12th VA65 Brett Kuypers, 13th V49 Ricky Clarke-DNF, 14th V39 Brett Smith-DNF, 15th V4 Phil Lock-DNF, 16th NT7 Matt Reed-DNF, 17th SA95 Jarman Dalitz-DNF, 18th V16 James Wren-DNF, 19th VA2 Boyd Harris – DNF

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – B J Harris - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Steve Loader – Vortex front wing
Hoosier Hero – Brenten Farrer– Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Mark Caruso - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Mark Caruso - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –James Wren - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Brenten Farrer – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Brett Kuypers
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Michael Tancredi

All Star Challenge 2020 10th anniversary
Friday February 7, 2020. All Stars Media
All Star Challenge 2020 10th anniversary video
All Stars back at Heartland
Thursday February 6, 2020. All Stars Media
After another weekend sitting on the side lines due to weather the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series will now kick off their final swing for 2020 this Saturday night February 8th for Round 8 at Heartland Raceway, Moama. “Last weekend was the 2nd wash out this season and we are hoping we won’t get any more”. Promoter Searle tells us.

The Series Championship starts to get even more serious and there are only 3 more rounds to secure points. 152 points between the top 5 Saturday night will be even more critical to the teams. Currently leading the championship is V29 Michael Tancredi with 2480. 2nd VA8 Dan Evans - 2413, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz - 2373, 4th V7 Paul Solomon - 2340 and 5th is defending series champ SA33 Mark Caruso on 2328.

Michael Tancredi was the A Main victor when the series visited Heartland last year and would be pumped to do it again. Dan Evans has settled well into the VA8 Shaun McClure owned team and is finding his feet and had a great result in the 40 car international field at the All Star Challenge held recently.

‘Cyclone’ Solomon’s V7 has been running both his 410 and 360 through the season and getting more confident each show, while his young brother Chris is also back with the Series after rebuilding his 360 engine. Chris in his V83 has been getting great results in the SRA Eureka Sheds & Garages Series this season.

Young South Aussie Jarman Dalitz has been smooth and consistent all season and it shows as he works his way up the Championship point’s ladder. Caruso took out the win at Mildura in December helping him forget the gremlins the weekend before and has also picked up 3 Oval Express Magazines Quick Time Awards this season. Mr Speed Matt Reed takes the wheel again in the 24/7 Motorsport NT7.

All Star ‘Brat Pack’ V75 Mitch Smith; SA32 Ben Gartner & V49 Ricky Clarke are all hard chargers with bright futures. All Star Legend ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock is back and keen to get good results. Lock hurt his engine at Moama last year and it forced the team out for 2 meetings. V16 James Wren and 410 regular’s V39 Brett Smith & VA75 David Donegan, rookies VA99 Corey Sandow & VA10 Steven Loader are a few others to top the field off and we can guarantee that the racing will be hard, fast & furious.

On track action starts at 6.00 – Heartland Raceway, Moama. NSW

The rain wins
Saturday February 1, 2020. All Stars Media
Unfortunately the committee at Blue Ribbon Raceway have assessed the conditions and have decided to cancel tonight. All of the venue is wet and with the forecast of more rain today we have no hope of getting it done. So far this season shows in 6, rain outs 2.

We now move on to Heartland Raceway next Saturday.

All Stars return to Blue Ribbon Raceway
Thursday January 30, 2020. All Stars Media
Kicking off for 2020 the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series returns to Blue Ribbon Raceway this Saturday night February 1st for Round 7.

The Series Championship now starts to get even more serious and with only 152 points between the top 5 Saturday night will be even more critical to the teams. Currently leading the championship is V29 Michael Tancredi with 2480. 2nd VA8 Dan Evans - 2413, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz - 2373, 4th V7 Paul Solomon - 2340 and 5th is defending series champ SA33 Mark Caruso on 2328.

Tancredi stood on the top step when the series visited Horsham last year and would be pumped to do the same again. Dan Evans is settling well into the VA8 Shaun McClure owned team but it takes a few shows to get the feel of a different car and a new team but Evans is finding his feet and more speed each time he hits the track. ‘Cyclone’ Solomon ran at last weekend’s Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic qualifying into the B Main and swaps his 410 car for the 360 car in the trailer for this weekend.

Young South Aussie Jarman Dalitz has been smooth and consistent all season and it shows as he works his way up the Championship points ladder. SA33 Mark Caruso is looking to improve his results from his first visit to Horsham after an ill handling car caused him problems all night. Caruso took out the win at Mildura in December helping him forget the gremlins the weekend before and has also picked up 3 Oval Express Magazines Quick Time Awards this season.

Hard charging young guns V75 Mitch Smith; SA32 Ben Gartner & V49 Ricky Clarke are representing the All Star ‘Brat Pack’. Driving down from the Northern Territory the NT4 team of Jamie McInnes will be having his second run this season. McInnes is leaving his car and transporter based in Victoria and flying in and out to pick up selected shows. All Star Legend ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock is back after missing the last round at Horsham with engine issues.

Team Lock were gutted to miss 2 rounds of the series after previously only missing one for the past 12 seasons. Rookies VA99 Corey Sandow, VA10 Steven Loader & SA51 Jay Brown are also making the trip to the Wimmera district. Throw in V16 James Wren, SA11 Scott Enderl and 410 regulars SA10 Steven Caruso and V39 Brett Smith to top the field off and we can guarantee that the racing will he hard, fast & furious.

On track action starts at 6.30 – Blue Ribbon Raceway, 1650 Blue Ribbon Road, Kalkee

An almost perfect night
Sunday January 19, 2020. All Stars Media
In what can only be described as a fairy tale finish for the Perrett Family Racing/Adrad/Green team with young 20 year old American Kalib Henry taking out the $10K.

Greens crew made the overnight drive from Sydney on Friday as soon as Valvoline Raceway was washed out. Arriving in Warrnambool at 4.00am the team got a couple of hours shut eye then proceeded to swap their engine from the 410 to a 360 and head to the track. “I’m still trying to catch my breath; it seems a little bit surreal. I have to thank all the team and without them I wouldn’t even be in this great country. I love racing with Tim, he is a hard racer, he will give you an inch but that’s about all and you have to take it when it’s there cause he won’t give it to you again.

I’ve grown up looking up to Tim same with Shane and Tim Shaffer. Being able to race with some of my idols let alone run up the front with them. It sucked that Valvoline got rained out but I guess it played out in our favour tonight” Henry said at his post-race interview.

In front of a packed house at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway drivers put on an absolute clinic for 35 laps of the All Star Challenge. USA6 Kaeding and USA3 Stewart lined up on the front row with the two 29’s behind them, VA29 Milburn and V29 Tancredi in 3 and 4. USA4 Henry started 5th with V90 McCullagh 6th. Kaeding got the start but the yellows were to be bought on after 1 lap by a spinning car. At the restart USA19 Shaffer had already worked his way up to 4th from 7th. Kaeding continued to lead but when lap traffic came into play positions started to change.

Stewart lost 2nd to Henry and the contest was on for the lead. Henry and TK exchanged positions a couple of times but when the reds came on at two thirds race distance that allowed Henry to get the run at the restart. TK gave it his all banging his right rear wheel hard against the concrete wall and throwing the car in as hard as he could to make a move on the youngster until he just ran out of laps and the race way over.
Tim Shaffer came across the line in third only meters from the leaders. Matt Reed in the NT7 was no doubt the hard charger of the night after qualifying from the B Main to finish 4th. After losing some ground Shane Stewart worked his way back up to 5th. V60 Jordyn Charge, V83 Chris Solomon V34 Brenten Farrer next in line. Unfortunately Kaeding, Shaffer and Stewart did not go to the infield to weigh at the mandatory top 5 post race weigh in and therefore had to be penalised.

Simpson are known for providing a fantastic race track that allows for passing and slide jobs, also not wearing tyres and last night was no different. Hats off to them for providing a fantastic race track, with a record car count for the show fans got to enjoy nail biting racing to celebrate the running of the 10th All Star Challenge.

Heat wins went to –Kaeding, Evans, Milburn, Stewart, Smith, Dalitz, Guerin and Ely

A Main results: - 1st USA4 Kalib Henry, 2nd NT7 Mathew Reed, 3rd V60 Jordyn Charge, 4th V83 Chris Solomon, 5th V34 Brenten Farrer, 6th v70 John Vogels, 7th VA8 Dan Evans, 8th V7 Paul Solomon 9th SA95 Jarman Dalitz 10th SA22 Chad Ely, 11th V29 Michael Tancredi, 12th V39 Brett Smith, 13th SA11 Scott Enderl, 14th VA29 Brett Milburn-DNF, 15th SA14 Brendan Quinn-DNF, 16th V90 Corey McCullagh, 17th SA96 Brendan Guerin-DNF, 18th USA6 Tim Kaeding, 19th USA19 Tim Shaffer, 20th USA3 Shane Stewart

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –- $100 cash, Jarman Dalitz
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Paul Solomon, Vortex Front Wing
Hoosier Hero – Kalib Henry– Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Dan Evans - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – not won - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –John Vogels - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Tim Kaeding – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Scott Enderl
BK Racing Ti Components - Chris Solomon

The USA’s ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer
Friday January 17, 2020. All Stars Media
Brad Keller Racing is making the overnight drive from NSW to Simpson to compete in the All Star Challenge.

Another name added on short notice after the cancellation of Valvoline Raceway’s who has managed to source a 360 and come and have a go at the $10K to win show. Driving for Keller Racing is none other than the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer. Shaffer only flew into Australia this week and they planned on racing in Sydney this weekend and the Classic week but the weather had other plans for them.

So now the Shaffer gets to check out Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for his first race in Australia. Shaffer is one of the worlds most respected & accomplished sprintcar drivers having won the Knoxville Nationals in 2010 and many other major events including the $100,000 to win Sprintcar World Championship at Mansfield Speedway in 2018.

“What can I say? Wow…. I am a bit speechless. Thanks to Brad who managed to make this happen. And source probably the last 360 lease engine around. Brad raced with us last season at the Spud Show at the Mount in Jack Gartner’s car. He really got the thing flying. What a privilege to have Tim Shaffer run with us.” A very surprised Mandy Searle told us.

So if you weren’t sure about it now you should be. Make the trip to Simpson for tomorrow nights All Star Challenge - if two teams can drive from Sydney and change engines then you can get there too.

A late breaking entry
Thursday January 16, 2020. All Stars Media
With the 10th running of the All Star Challenge only 3 days away Corey McCullagh is the latest to throw his hat in the ring to compete in the show.
McCullagh has done a deal with West Australia based Mat Muir and is using Muir’s 360 for the night. “We are rapt to have Corey compete with us, what many people probably don’t remember is that Corey started his sprintcar career with us.
He ran off and on for 4 seasons before purchasing a 410. His highest placing in the All Star Challenge was 4th back in 2015.

Since then he has picked up many wins including the Grand Annual Classic and most recently taking out the A at Avalon last weekend. He really is a talented driver with an awesome family and it’s great to have him back racing with us.

The South West Conveyancing, Owen built Homes V90 is certainly a bonus.” Searle said.
Another name to add to the already star studded list. This Saturday 18th January at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway in case you didn’t already know. Pit Party from 2.30, on track at 5.00

A record field of stars
Wednesday January 15, 2020. All Stars Media
A record car count is set for the 10th anniversary of the Annual 360 Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge as the countdown to Saturday’s show at Heytesbury Stockfeed Simpson Speedway is almost over. $10K is on the line for the winner and the opportunity to lock their name into the history books.

Last year’s winner Tim Kaeding is back to try and make it 2 out of 2. Kaeding lands in the country on Thursday allowing him a couple of days to get comfortable in the seat. Driving for Wayne Cole the USA6 team are using the same car at the Classic but with a leased Ostrich Engines 360 slotted in. Also flying in only a day before is Shane Stewart. Stewart has been secured by Dickinson Motorsport in the Brighton Volkswagen V3 to compete in the All Star Challenge the Classic.
Stewart was competing in WA over the Christmas period but flew back home for a short period. The 5 time 360 Knoxville Nationals Champ , 2 time ASCS Series National Champ, Grand Annual Classic winner just to list a few of his achievements will get to test his skills at the little bull ring at Simpson.

2 past winners are returning to try and get their second win of the prestigious event and pick up the money of course. VIC 70 John Vogels and Matt Reed has picked up the ride of the NT7 24/7 Motorsports Team. Both Vogels and Reed are hard chargers with years of experience behind both of them; but with Vogels being the local home town favourite you will hear the applause from Colac if he wins. For the record there has never been a repeat winner of the race.

Recently crowned King of the River and reigning Series Champ SA33 Mark Caruso and V29 Michael Tancredi have both been dominate this season and will be thinking of more than just the Challenge and want to secure more points for the Series Championship battle.

SA8 Terry Pitt has already picked up a series win this season is making his first trip to Simpson. V7 Paul Solomon has been fast in his 410 finishing 6th last weekend at Avalon. NT26 Tony Moule, V83 Chris Solomon and V75 Mitch Smith also ran with the 410s at Avalon last weekend allowing him to get more laps under their belts. After sitting out of his own car for a while Chad Ely makes a return in his SA22, the past series champ flew to Brisbane recently and subbed for Q59 Kevin Pitman and is always a charger.

TVG has secured a 360 power plant for the night as well as SRA regulars Brett Milburn, Brenten Farrer, Brendan Quinn, Brayden Parr, while David Donegan, Troy Hose, Jordyn Charge , Brett Smith have all installed their 360 engines after running 410 shows earlier in the season. “What a cool honour it will be for our All Star contracted teams – Evans, Guerin, Lock, Dalitz, Wren, Loader, Sandow to race with all of these guys. A life time experience for them.” Says Mandy Searle.

With teams travelling from 5 states of Australia and the USA and a record car count it is going to be one hell of a show. If you’re looking for an action packed Saturday night the place to be is Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for the All Star Challenge where the racing will hard and fast.

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